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PICTURES: Black Isle memories recorded and tales traded at Resolis Hall

By Hector MacKenzie

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Stephanie Macdonald recording some memories. Picture: Callum Mackay..
Stephanie Macdonald recording some memories. Picture: Callum Mackay..

A RESOLIS Youth Club book from 1945 was amongst the interesting documents surfacing at a special weekend gathering on the Black Isle.

Resolis Memorial Hall has been part of the community for 60 years. The milestone coincides with the 20-year anniversary being celebrated by Resolis Community Arts.

More than 60 people turned out on Saturday (February 24) to record memories, trade tales and shared old photos.


One of the organisers, Kirsty Holm, voiced delight afterwards at how the day went: “We were delighted to achieve one aim in bringing so many folk together in this hall at the centre of the community. Many people said how much they valued seeing people that they haven’t seen for years. The hall was full with visitors from 10am to 5pm.”

The arts group is continuing to gather people’s stories in various forms and plan to form a final creative piece from them. Some materials will go to the Highland Archive Centre. Ms Holm said: “We have such a rich history so it was good to get some of these stories recorded, to help us piece together that history and preserve them for the future.”

The event was also led by Diana Gilbert, Alice Taylor, Kenny Taylor, Dave Newman, David Alston, Steph Macdonald, Juliet Martin, Anne Macleod, Norma Holm and Lizzie Campbell.

The RCA was grateful to receive funding from The Touring Network to cover the costs of hall hire, materials and tea and baking for the day.

The Resolis Community Arts is a non-profit group of volunteers promoting a broad mix of theatre, film, talks and music events at Resolis Memorial Hall.

If you have any material that you would like to send such as, old photographs, documents or stories of Resolis Memorial Hall you can send them to resoliscommunityarts@gmail.com

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